The funeral is a chance for loved ones to say a final goodbye and mourn their loss. But is it ever appropriate to have more than one funeral? The answer is yes. Each situation is unique, but there are some common reasons to hold multiple services. There are also good alternatives to consider. Here's what your family should know. Why Hold Two Funerals? Families are more spread out than they often were in past generations.
13 February 2023
You will have many choices when purchasing a marker for a loved one's grave. Graves markers are designed in various heights and materials and with different embellishments. While larger stones can be impressive, there are many advantages to choosing flat grave markers. Here are a few. 1. Durability Granite is an excellent choice for flat grave markers. Unlike other materials that lose their luster over time, granite will not. Granite does not stain and resists discoloration.
25 October 2022
Scattering a loved one's ashes is a common way of completing a "burial" process when the deceased planned for cremation instead of actual burial in a coffin. While it's legal to scatter ashes, you'll find that in many cases, you need some sort of permit. Burying the ashes in an urn on property you own and scattering ashes far out at sea (several miles offshore) are two times when you usually don't need a permit.
8 August 2022
Restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in many funeral homes offering live streaming for funeral memorial services since individuals were not able to gather in large groups in order to attend these services in person. While the use of these streaming services can still be a valuable solution to Covid-related problems, there are also many other benefits that come along with choosing to live stream your loved one's funeral memorial.
1 June 2022
Funerals are emotional times for surviving family and friends. And because talking about money in even normal situations can feel taboo in American culture, many people are even more hesitant to discuss money when planning for the memorial of a loved one. To help you get the answers you need, here are a few common finance-related funeral questions you may have already asked. Who Pays for a Funeral? Technically, the deceased person's body is part of their estate, so their sendoff is the purview of the estate as well.
1 March 2022
If your family has recently lost a loved one and one or more family members are struggling with grief, your funeral home may have a solution. Most funeral homes offer some form of grief management to help people get past the pain and back into their daily lives. The approach that each funeral home takes may be different. Talk with the director or staff to find out the types of support they offer and which of the following techniques are employed to help you and your family deal with the grief of your loss.
7 August 2016
Death is an inevitable part of life that most people eventually learn to accept or make their peace with in some way. It's not always easy to face the death of others, though, and going to a funeral can seem scary if you have never been to such a service before. Here are three reasons that you shouldn't fear going to a funeral (and one you should). 1. Don't Worry! It's Really a Celebration of Life
27 July 2016
Funerals are difficult for people of all ages and stages of life, but they can be even more difficult for kids. Children may get scared and confused, especially if they were close to the person who has passed away. Be sure to thoroughly prepare your kids for the experience of going to their first funeral by following these steps. Express Your Own Feelings One of the ways that children understand that it's okay to show their emotions is seeing how openly and healthily you are able to express your own emotions.
14 July 2016
Cremation is growing in many states, and for good reason. It's often a third of the cost of a traditional burial and allows a person to leave a physical part of themselves behind for family members to cherish or scatter in memory around the globe. If you have always been curious about cremation, here are 3 facts you didn't know that may help you understand the practice a bit more and why it is becoming such an in-demand funeral trend.
29 June 2016
If you own a lot of land and have been contemplating turning part of it into a private cemetery for your family, you may want to think about that very carefully. While it's nice to have the family so close and not have to worry about many of the costs that go into burying loved ones in public cemeteries, private cemeteries have their own problems. Take a look at these three issues before you go ahead with your plans.
14 June 2016